HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Jerry L. Chang, Chair

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2122, SD1

(SSCR2395)

Status

RELATING TO RESEARCH.

Requires the DOE, UH, DLIR, and other appropriate state agencies to share data to support research that will improve educational and workforce outcomes and meet the longitudinal data requirements of the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Establishes a data governance and access committee. (SD1)

 

EDN/HED/LAB, FIN

SB 2120, SD1

(SSCR2366)

Status

RELATING TO THE CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPALS AND VICE-PRINCIPALS.

Requires the department of education to determine alternative routes to certification for school principals and vice-principals. Repeals the department of education's authority to waive, on a case-by-case basis, certain teacher certification and school-level experience requirements for vice-principal candidates. (SD1)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2124, SD2

(SSCR2485)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Makes an appropriation from the Hawaii hurricane relief fund to restore the remaining public school instructional days for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years; provided that the moneys shall only be released upon completion of negotiations of parties necessary to execute the restoration of instructional days. Allocates a proportionate amount of the appropriation to charter schools. Requires unexpended funds from each school year to lapse to the Hawaii hurricane relief fund. (SD2)

 

EDN/LAB, CPC, FIN

SB 2346, SD1

(SSCR2367)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

Authorizes the Hawaii teacher standards board to delegate certain duties to the executive director or other designee. (SD1)

 

EDN/LAB, JUD

SB 2591, SD2

(SSCR2585)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

Implements recommendations for the Hawaii teacher standards board by requiring the board to include expenditure information in the annual report; authorizing the board to delegate to the executive director powers and duties; adding additional licensure renewal requirements and verification of meeting licensure renewal requirements; requiring the board to determine if fees shall be raised; requiring the board to develop a comprehensive plan for transferring nonessential functions and duties to other agencies; requiring the board to review its teacher license renewal process; and requiring the board and the department of education to clarify their respective powers, duties, responsibilities.

 

EDN/LAB, JUD

SB 2873, SD1

(SSCR2541)

Status

RELATING TO CODE OF ETHICS.

Exempts teachers from the code of ethics to allow teachers to provide instruction to current, future, or former students when special circumstances exist. Sunset 7/1/2012. (SD1)

 

EDN/LAB, JUD

SB 2434, SD1

(SSCR2570)

Status

RELATING TO SALARIES.

Sets the cap on the superintendent of education's salary to the salary of the highest paid school-, district-, or state-level administrator in the department. Sets the cap on the salary of the deputy superintendent, assistant superintendents, complex area superintendents, and state librarian at ninety per cent, eighty-five per cent, eighty per cent, and eighty per cent of the superintendent's salary, respectively. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2790, SD1

(SSCR2492)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Protects the health, safety, and well-being of children following the occurrence of a situation that may have caused physical, psychological, or emotional harm to children during a school activity. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN/LAB, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair